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       FvwmScroll - the FVWM scroll-bar module


       FvwmScroll is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.


       The FvwmScroll module prompts the user to select a  target  window,  if
       the  module  was  not  launched  from  within a window context in Fvwm.
       After that, it adds scroll bars to the selected window, to  reduce  the
       total desktop space consumed by the window.

       FvwmScroll reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm reads when it starts up,
       and looks for lines similar to "*FvwmScrollFore green".

       FvwmScroll should not  be  used  with  windows  which  move  or  resize
       themselves,   nor  should  it  be  used  with  windows  which  set  the
       WM_COLORMAP_WINDOWS property. Operation is fine with windows that  have
       a private colormap.


       The  FvwmScroll program, and the concept for interfacing this module to
       the Window Manager, are all original work by Robert Nation.

       Copyright 1994, Robert Nation. No guarantees or warranties or  anything
       are provided or implied in any way whatsoever. Use this program at your
       own risk. Permission to use this program for any purpose is  given,  as
       long as the copyright is kept intact.


       During    initialization,   FvwmScroll   will   eventually   search   a
       configuration  file  which  describes   the   colors   to   use.    The
       configuration   file   is   the   same   file  that  fvwm  used  during

       If the FvwmScroll executable is  linked  to  another  name,  ie  ln  -s
       FvwmScroll  MoreScroll,  then  another  module called MoreScroll can be
       started, with a completely  different  configuration  than  FvwmScroll,
       simply by changing the keyword  FvwmScroll to MoreScroll.


       FvwmScroll can be invoked by binding the action ’Module FvwmScroll x y’
       to a menu or key-stroke in the .fvwmrc file.  The parameter x and y are
       integers,  which  describe  the  horizontal  and  vertical  window size
       reduction.  Fvwm will search  directory  specified  in  the  ModulePath
       configuration  option to attempt to locate FvwmScroll. Although nothing
       keeps you from launching FvwmScroll  at  start-up  time,  you  probably
       don’t want to.


       FvwmScroll reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm reads when it starts up,
       and looks for lines as listed below:

       *FvwmScrollFore color
              Tells the module to use color instead of grey  for  scroll  bars

       *FvwmScrollBack color
              Tells  the  module  to use color instead of black for the window


       When the scroll bars are removed by clicking on the button in the lower
       right corner, the window does not restore its location correctly.


       Robert Nation